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Old January 24, 2021, 09:45 AM   #1
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what have you fired vs what you bought

Was reading the thread relating to buying calibers you never fired. What have you fired vs what have you decided to buy. didnt realize I had fired so many calibers,...

To clarify, since there seems to be some confusion. What calibers did you shoot and after shooting decided you needed to add to your collection or decided you could do without....

17hmr, bought,love
22lr, bought
22mag, bought
223, bought, love
270, no
30 carbine, bought and sold
30-06, bought
300 win mag, no
32acp, no but hope to eventually
380, yes, bought and sold
9mm, yes
38/357 mag, bought
44spl/mag, no but hope to eventually
45acp, bought
45LC, no
50ae, no but hope to eventually
410ga, no
16ga, no
20ga, bought
12ga, bought
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Old January 24, 2021, 11:12 AM   #2
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Scope of interest might be helpful.
Is this an "ever in your life" or "last year"?
I can list
20mm
.50 BMG
105mm
and a couple of others
as "fired" but never bought as Uncle Sam was footing the bill.
And are we talking cartridges or weapons? I have inherited rifles and ammo so never bought either (though reload for them).

5.7x28, no
.357 Herret, no
12ga, no
.44-40, no

really don't remember all the "here try this" over the past 50 years that I may have fired.
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Old January 24, 2021, 11:46 AM   #3
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The only gun I've ever owned that I didn't fire was a 270. I bought it at a good price from a guy who tried to pawn it. I was in the shop when he came in needing $200 for rent money ASAP. The pawnshop wouldn't loan him the money, nor buy it from him. I offered $200 and traded it at a gun show the next day. A guy allowed me $300 for it on trade for something I wanted.

I've shot, but did not own the following:

375 H&H
416 Rigby
454 Casull
8mm Rem mag
410

I've owned and fired:

22 RF
22 Magnum
223/5.56
243
6.5 CM
7mm Rem mag
280
30-06
30-30
308
7.62X39
300 WM
300 WSM
338/06
35 Rem
35 Whelen
357 Mag
38 Special
9mmX18 Makarov
380
9mmX19 Luger
40 S&W
10mm
44 Mag
44 Special
45 ACP
45 Colt
45-70
20ga
16ga
12 ga.
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Old January 24, 2021, 04:57 PM   #4
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Oh boy,,,well, here goes (and entirely off the top of my head, so I'll probably miss a few...

I've been fortunate enough to have shot a LOT of things over the years, some of which I went on to buy, some of them I got to shoot after I bought them, and some of them I never bought...
A lot of the calibers I've shot I did at one time own, and no longer do.

Calibers I know I've shot...

.22S, L, & LR (have)
.22WMR (have)
.22 Hornet (have)
.218 Bee
.219 Zipper
.221 Fireball (have)
.222 Rem (have)
.223 Rem (have)
.22-250 (have)
.243 Win (have)
6mm Rem (have)
.25ACP (had)
.25-20 WCF
.250 Savage (250-3000)
.257 Roberts
.25-06 (have)
6.5 Jap
6.5mm Rem Mag
6.5x55mm Swede (have)
.264 Win Mag
.270 Win
7x57mm Mauser
7mm Rem Mag
.30 Carbine
.30-30 (have)
.303 Savage (had)
.30-40 Krag (have)
.300 Savage (had)
.308 Win (have)
.30-06 (had)
.300 Win Mag
.300 Weatherby Mag (had)
.32ACP (have)
7.62x54R (have)
7.62x39
7.7mm Jap (have)
.303 British (have)
.32-20
.32-40 (had)
.32 Special (had)
8mm Mauser (have)
.35 Rem (had)
.358 Win
.35 Whelen
.350 Rem Mag (have)
.357 Mag (have)
.357 AMP (have)
.375 H&H (have)
.38 Special (have)
9mm Luger (have)
.380acp (have)
.38-55 WCF (had)
.375 Win (had)
.41 Mag (had)
.44 Special (have)
.44 Mag (have)
.44AMP (have)
.45-70 (have)
.45-90
.45-120
.458 Win Mag (have)
.45ACP (have)
.45 Colt (have)
.45 Win Mag (have)
.455 Webley (have)
.410 shotgun (have)
20ga
16ga (had)
12ga (have)
10ga

I'm sure there's a few I don't recall right now, as well.

hope this helps
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Old January 27, 2021, 02:33 AM   #5
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what?

Is the OP referring to buying ammo for guns he does not own? If so that's part of the problem right now! Hope not. There are guys in my area buying ANY ammo they find, reselling and asking ridiculous prices........and getting it.

Fifteen yrs or so ago, I passed up a heck of deal on .22 Hornet ammo...didn't own a Hornet, nor the extra funds (at the time) to get one. I still kick myself over that one.

I don't think I've ever bought a gun and not fired it......eventually, and usually very soon. I'm not going to bother with a list, but here's one you won't see listed often that I've shot.......and still own the rifle and 1500 rds

5mm rimfire magnum, ....the best hot rimfire
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Old January 27, 2021, 09:33 AM   #6
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Well, I bought a Springfield M1A NM in 1988. Have yet to fire it. Still has the trigger tags attached.

Also, bought a newly rebuilt Garand in 2012. Never fired that one, either.

Also, bought a CZ 550-FS in 2016. Never fired it....

That’s it.

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Old January 27, 2021, 10:51 AM   #7
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Is the OP referring to buying ammo for guns he does not own? If so that's part of the problem right now! Hope not. There are guys in my area buying ANY ammo they find, reselling and asking ridiculous prices........and getting it.

Fifteen yrs or so ago, I passed up a heck of deal on .22 Hornet ammo...didn't own a Hornet, nor the extra funds (at the time) to get one. I still kick myself over that one.

I don't think I've ever bought a gun and not fired it......eventually, and usually very soon. I'm not going to bother with a list, but here's one you won't see listed often that I've shot.......and still own the rifle and 1500 rds

5mm rimfire magnum, ....the best hot rimfire
thinking more along the lines of caliber you got to shoot, and decided you needed a gun in the caliber after shooting. or decided that caliber did not live up to the hype and you were not interested.
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Old January 27, 2021, 03:28 PM   #8
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I edited my earlier post to show which ones I still have and which ones I've let go. Some of what I've let go wasn't because I was unhappy with it, but something excess to my needs and that someone else wanted more.
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Old January 27, 2021, 04:57 PM   #9
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reread

Hey Shadow9,

Just reread your original post and I get it.....I was a bit accusatory, sorry 'bout that.

I was in a hunt club, and one of the really popular cartridges was the Rem 7mm Mag. There were multiple ROW's and green plots, and longish shots (in those days that meant 400 yds) were entirely possible, and the 7mm mag had a real following with our members. I shot several 7 mags, but never got too excited about the cartridge. I did not hunt in a manner where I needed a 400 yd rifle, but.....

A good pal has given me a Rem 700 LA Classic stock. I really like the looks and feel of the Classics and am considering buying used a Rem 700 BDL and put the barreled action into the Classic. The question then, what caliber?
Why not 7mm mag? Another I am considering might be the 35 Whelen.

'Course, I have to find one first!
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